Stratford Metal Fabrications - Sub Contract Production

Whether you have a new product to take to market, an established product that you simply cannot produce quickly enough for the demand or you have a strategy to de-risk an element of your overhead by subcontracting production.. wouldn't it be great to have a fabrication facility that you can utilise as if it were your own without all of the aggravation that comes with it? One where you're only paying for what you fabricate. No inhibitive overheads, staffing costs, capex expenditure.

As an invisible end-to-end fabrication partner we offer a seamless product delivery service that streamlines manufacturing and logistics processes, translating to reduced risk, improved profitability and greater velocity to market.

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At Stratford Metal Fabrications we can provide production capability that expands and contracts in line with demand, turning what is typically a commercially onerous fixed cost into an easy to manage, fully flexible and responsive resource. We offer a level of flexibility which is invaluable when taking fabricated products to market, as demand is usually an unknown.

We will produce to order, if that is what's required, but we can also support you in optimising your products design. Expect us to ask questions and propose better ways of doing things (if there are any). We feel that we must add value as your subcontractor and consider all our relationships to be partnerships where it is mutually beneficial for us to help you have the most competitive offering to your customers.

Every client requires something different from a manufacturing partner. However the generic steps in the process are always the same. We will engage in a product design review, ensuring we understand exactly what it is you need and what represents value to you and your customer. From there we create production plans, SOP's and quality plans unique to your product.

Then, we kick start our fabrication team, introducing your product onto our shop floor, standardising the build process and ironing out any immediate issues. With the production now controlled we will work to your plan, batch/volume manufacturing your product in line with demand.

MIG welding with a jig during sub-contract production

Our relationship with our customers is always focused on strong and frequent communication from both sides. As mentioned previously we prefer to regard it as a partnership, with both sides fully committed to the success of the project and always willing to highlight and discuss anything that could possibly compromise that success.

So if you're thinking about setting up your own fabrication facility and are exploring all the alternative options, or you are looking to change manufacturing partner or find a whole new one, get in touch, so we can show you what partnering with Stratford Metal Fabrications can bring to the table.

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Metal steps and metal work platforms

We have been designing and fabricating different types of pre-assembled metal stair kits as well as custom solutions that our team install on location with no custom tools or equipment. We are a valued provider in a variety of industries, from Rail, to manufacturing and commercial.

Steel mould fabrication

SMF can supply steel concrete moulds from our range of standard moulds or we can design a bespoke mould to suit a specific application. One of the clear benefits of getting the input of our in-house team is their familiarity with production techniques.

Mezzanine floor fabrication

A mezzanine floor is, strictly speaking, an intermediate floor in a building which is partly open to the floor below, or which does not extend over the whole floor space of the building.

Sub contract production offer

As an invisible end-to-end fabrication partner we offer a seamless product delivery service that streamlines manufacturing and logistics processes, translating to reduced risk, improved profitability and greater velocity to market.

Advantage of sub contract production

Outsourcing a portion or all of your company's manufacturing needs can allow you to reduce your overall expenses, increase productivity or expand your operations.

Well grilles, bar grilles, mesh grills

We install a wide variety of mesh grilles for both doors and windows, including hinged, removable and permanent models.


Stillages are mainly used to transport goods without the need to load and unload the product being carried, which saves time and decreases the chance of damage.

Metal railings and balconies

Whether you are planning to create a gallery, add a safety barrier to a first floor window or provide a simple walkway, metal balconies and railings are sure to add a feature of refinement to the space.

Bespoke metal gate fabrication

Stratford Metal Fabrications design, manufacture and install high quality, made to measure, gates. We pride ourselves on a wide range of designs and have produced many original pieces to order.

Bespoke metal staircase fabrication

A turnkey solution on steel staircases requires accuracy and expert workmanship to guarantee specifications are met for each new project. Stratford Metal Fabrications can deliver a range of solutions, styles and distinctive design options.

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